2011-08-12 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Bill Medley, Righteous Brothers At Westbury

The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is “Where the Action Is” on Saturday, August 27th with The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley and Paul Revere & the Raiders.

Bill Medley is a seminal figure in the history of American music. He is perhaps best known as half of the unmistakable duo, The Righteous Brothers. Their raw emotional rhythm and blues sound essentially created the genre “blue-eyed soul.” In the mid-1960s, the Righteous Brothers became a fixture on Top Forty radio with hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” “Just Once in My Life,” “Unchained Melody,” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” creating an ultra-dramatic take on Sixties pop romance. In 1987, Medley scored a monumental hit with another duettist, Jennifer Warnes, on “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” for the film Dirty Dancing. The song earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, Video of the Year, and a Grammy, and the soundtrack became one of the most successful since Saturday Night Fever, selling 14 million copies and once again put Medley at the top of the Billboard charts.

The last madmen of Rock and Roll combines goofy slapstick comedy with impeccable musicianship and vocals making Paul Revere & the Raiders a unique, “over the top” entertainment experience. The band had 15 Top 40 hits including “Kicks,” “Just Like Me,” “Indian Reservation,” and “Good Thing.”

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